Meet Captain Desmond O’Sullivan,
Founder of Celtic Quest Fishing Fleet
Captain Des holds a 100 ton Near Coastal Captains License, and is a native of Port Jefferson who has been fishing the local North Shore waters his entire life. He has been featured in the Fisherman magazine, Newsday and as a guest on both the Fishing Line and the Noreast Radio shows. Desmond has also appeared as a speaker at several local fishing seminars including George Poveromo’s Saltwater Sportsman’s Seminar and annually at Jerry McGrath’s well known Sport fishing on Long Island seminars.
Desmond grew up as deckhand and a Captain for local party boats. After graduating Fordham University with a degree in Liberal Arts and Music he decided that he wanted to continue being a fisherman and moved to Montauk where he worked as a Captain for the Viking Fleet for three years,
In 2002, Desmond returned to his home in Port Jefferson and began his own business, Celtic Quest Inc. which he owns and operates today. Our humble beginnings began in Mt Sinai Harbor, where we kept our first boat on a mooring and picked everyone up at the boat ramp. The Celtic Quest was a 45 foot, 30 passenger boat which was no frills to say the least. It was a boat though that has seen some epic fishing trips for sure! Luckily, with the tremendous fishing in our area and the great fortune of receiving a berth in Port Jefferson Harbor. Thankfully, business grew over the years and we have fished with tens of thousands of fisherman and are on our 5th boat, including the latest additon, the Celtic Grace an 80 foot beautiful fishing yatch!
My what an amazing journey it has been!